Arsene Wenger was relieved his Arsenal side made the most of the opportunity provided to them by Tottenham to close the gap on league leaders Manchester City.
> Pep Guardiola’s City side lost their first game of the season earlier on Sunday as Tottenham claimed an impressive 2-0 win, leaving Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs as the only remaining unbeaten side in the top flight.
> Tottenham’s win also gave Arsenal the chance to close the gap on the top two – which they eventually managed when Laurent Koscielny scored in stoppage time to secure a 1-0 win over Burnley.
> The result leaves Arsenal a point behind Spurs and two behind Manchester City and with Wenger relieved his side made the most of the league leaders’ first slip.
> “It’s a big win because City lost today,” Wenger said. “We were five points behind them and when you are five points behind a top quality team, when you have an opportunity to get a bit closer you cannot miss it. And that would’ve been the negative aspect of our game today had we not won.
> “I must say, I am long enough in the job to know that you feel disappointed if you are in Burnley’s shoes because they gave absolutely everything and you can understand that they are a bit gutted to lose a game like that because they had put all the effort in to get the result.”
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